The Shapes of CornishCornish web

Don't miss your chance to see our latest exhibition by Norman Cornish, open until 9th November 2016.

This exhibition includes previously unseen works and the Tyne Tees TV documentary ‘The Shapes of Cornish’ from the early 1970s (30mins).

“I paint human beings. I paint their hopes and their shapes and their attitudes and the feelings I have when I look at them. The images come from the people. They create them. I am just the medium.'' Norman Cornish

 “In our memories and also of course in history books most of the so called great events are usually well recorded, but sometime the ordinary things that happen in our lives are not considered extraordinary enough for comment. Yet things are often very important nevertheless and sometimes give a reader a much better idea of the ‘times’ than the supposedly great events.” Norman Cornish